This module provides students majoring in Arts and Culture Management, with the opportunity to deepen and demonstrate mastery of one specialised area pertinent to arts and culture management. The module will provide a research and practical framework to enable students to initiate and design a self-contained project, and develop it from inception to completion.
Through close consultation, students will develop and produce an individual and in-depth project on a particular aspect of arts and culture management. The format of the project is flexible, but a minimum of 50% of the work must involve original research/ fieldwork.
Upon completing this module, students should have significantly enhanced their understanding of a specific area or methodology in arts and culture management, as well as develop the competencies to design and manage projects of concrete and practical benefit to the broader arts and culture ecosystem.
Students who complete this course should acquire the following course-specific skills:
- Significantly enhanced their understanding of a specific area or methodology in arts and culture management
- The ability to initiate a self-contained project, and develop it from inception to completion
- The capacity to formulate a viable research question
- The ability to manage, synthesise and evaluate data and other information in an efficient and effective manner
- The ability to apply theoretical ideas, methods and approaches to actual practice and everyday life examples
- The capacity to use a variety of research methods as problem-solving tools in arts and culture management
- The ability to articulate and share research ideas and findings in an appropriate presentation format
- A respect for intellectual integrity and for the ethics of research and project management
- Enhanced self-directional and organisational skills, with the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities
In order to facilitate learning, this course has been organised thematically into Four Phases
- Phase One will provide some methodological and contextual frameworks so as to enable students to formulate and design their individual projects. Students will also learn how to delineate the various stages of the project management process, and the planning required for each. By the end of Phase One, students should be able to identify and define a project for themselves.
- Phase Two will require the students to work independently on their selected projects, in close consultation with the course instructor and any other pre-approved mentors. Students will select and apply the appropriate methodology for the collection and analysis of information in their chosen field. By the end of Phase Two, students would have conducted their critical inquiry and completed the required primary research.
- Phase Three will be dedicated to workshopping and refining the project. Students will work on organising their ideas and findings into an appropriate form for the dissemination of their findings.
- Phase Four will involve project presentation, review and reflection. Students will reflexively reflect on their learning process and journey, and identify their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as future areas for improvement.
Ideally students should have completed at least 3 ACM modules. Students are advised to take ACM 004 or ACM 301 before this module.